Since October 2005, Newham
Register Office has been offering a Nationality Checking Service
for British Citizenship applicants.
Service disruption during Games Time
Nationality checking appointments will continue with amended times
to allow for possible travel disruption. The new schedule will be
How do I book an appointment
with the Nationality Checking Service?
The Nationality Checking Service is based at the Newham Register
Office and is offered by appointment only. Appointments are held
Monday to Friday 9.30am -3.30pm. Call 020 8430 2000 (Ext.
71106) to book an appointment.
What do I need to do before the
You will need to have completed a
the UK test and obtained a
British Citizenship application form from the
Home Office. Visit our
Citizenship and Nationality' page to find out more about how
to do this.
What documents do I need to
bring along to the appointment?
- A correctly and fully completed application form
- All original documentation to support the application as
specified on the application form and Notes for Guidance.
Photocopied documentation is not permitted
- The correct Home Office fee
Can someone bring in the form for
No, anyone applying for British citizenship through the Nationality
checking Service has to apply in person.
What will happen during the
- A registered Nationality Checking Service Officer will check
each fully completed application form for completeness and
- Original supporting documentation will be verified, certified
and returned to you
- The correct Home Office fee will be included in each
- The application form, certified copies of documents will be
sent by special delivery to the Home Office
Advantages of using the
Applications containing all necessary details can be dealt with by
the Home Office more quickly than those that are incomplete and
applicants using this service will be able to keep their passports
rather than sending them to the Home Office.
How much does the service
The fees for this service are as follows:
- Single adult - £50
- Children - £25 per child
How long does it take to obtain
The Home Office may take up to four months to
process your application, although it may be considerably less than
this. It all depends upon your personal circumstances.